Tibetan Terrier

KC Pedigree, Medium

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

This herding dog of Tibet was brought to the UK in the 1930s. The Tibetan name for the breed – Tsang Apso – roughly translates as 'shaggy' or 'bearded'.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Anyone who loves the look of a shaggy dog. Fully grown, the Tibetan Terrier resembles a small Bearded Collie.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who doesn't want to be forever pulling debris from this shaggy dog's coat.

Aliases

TT, Tsang Apso, Dokhi Apso

Cross between

None

Origin

China

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Long almost human hair
Luscious long outer locks that need lots of attention and a soft undercoat that will get knotty if not combed out.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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